What meter did Shakespeare write in?

Answer William Shakespeare used iambic pentameter as the principal meter in his work. Iambic pentameter is a verse form which has 10 syllables to a line. The even-numbered syllables are stressed (da-DUM).... Read More »

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How to Write a Sonnet Like Shakespeare?

Shakespearean sonnets certainly have more rules of rhyme and rhythm than your everyday free-verse poetry, but you can be thankful that it's easier than those Italian ones! Here an author of numerou... Read More »

How many plays did William Shakespeare write?

The precise number of plays that William Shakespeare wrote is the subject of some debate. Scholars set the number at 37 plays--13 comedies, 10 histories, 10 tragedies, and four romances. A handful ... Read More »

Where did Shakespeare write the play Hamlet?

Shakespeare divided his time between London and Stratford and wrote Hamlet between 1599 and 1601.

How many tragedies did William Shakespeare write?

English playwright William Shakespeare wrote ten tragedies, according to PBS's Standard Deviants TV. These include "King Lear," "Romeo and Juliet," "Macbeth," "Hamlet" and more. The first tragedy S... Read More »